2011 Sundance Shorts

Closes Thursday, February 9
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Executive Producers of We're Leaving, Adrian Gill and Scarlett Bartlett, will be on hand at Friday's 7pm show for a brief Q&A.

The Sundance Institute Art House Project unites select independent theatres to promote the growth and appreciation of cinema culture in local communities nation-wide.  Each of the participating theatres are regarded in their community for their quality of innovative programming and their engagement with the local arts scene.

The communal experience of watching movies on the big screen in a beautiful darkened room is the heart of the film going experience. However, Sundance Art House Project theatres are also educational centers where locals can gather for post-screening discussions over cups of coffee or glasses of wine or beer. These theatres foster a cultural intersection for local and visiting filmmakers to showcase their work, for families to gather, and for daily programming to spark critical dialogue and debate. Sundance Art House Project theatres are essential to both the international film industry and local communities as they cultivate future generations of film lovers.

With Sundance Institute’s leadership and commitment to the development of independent artists and audiences, the Art House Project has evolved into a leading national resource for the support of independent film and the promotion of film culture. As our society renews its appreciation for the value of open exchanges, Art House theatres are the incubators for these local celebrations of the power of cinema. 


Films

The Eagleman Stag

If you repeat the word "fly" long enough, it sounds like "life." This does not help Peter.
(Mikey Please, UK, 9 min)

The Strange Ones

A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be.
(Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein, USA, 14 min)

Incident by a Bank

A detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery.

(Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 12 min)

Worst Enemy

A comedy about a female misanthrope who gets herself stuck in a full body girdle.
(Lake Bell, USA, 13 min)

The High Level Bridge

Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton's High Level Bridge in memory of those who have jumped.
(Trevor Anderson, Canada, 5 min)

We're Leaving

Rusty has to find a new place to live with his wife and teenage American alligator, Chopper.
(Zachary Treitz, USA, 13 min)

Deeper Than Yesterday

After three months underwater in a submarine, crew members have become savages. Oleg fears that losing his perspective may mean losing himself.
(Ariel Kleinman, Australia, 20 min)